Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Story of a Card


  I received my May card kit from Simon Says Stamp the other day and oohed and aahed over all the goodies in it.  Not that I could do anything half way decent with them, but they sure are pretty and fun to look at anyway.  This stamp set with roses, sentiment, and chipboard heart were in the box so thought I'd give it a go.  I should have just kept it in the box and oohed and aahed over it I think.  BUT, I had to at least try something.  These red roses started out so pretty and PINK - shaded just right and all that.......and then my Copic ran out of ink!  Grrrrrr....of course I don't have the refill (yet)!  So the pretty pink roses became red with the shading being pretty crappy all the way around.  Then I had this brilliant design in my mind - it should have stayed in my mind because it sure didn't come out looking so fantastic on paper.  Ok, I started adding the roses - um......not enough of them - too many of them - too many leaves - not enough leaves...............Another BIG grrrr........... finally just said the heck with it and here it is!

On a happier note - Jim was outside as I was snapping a picture of this and said "WOW, that's pretty"!!!
(Now you just gotta remember he's the one that thought a cow was a pig on another card I did!!!)   What more can I say!!!!!

I'll enter this in the challenge at There She Goes (April Showers, May Flowers).

Thanks for stopping by.......and if you get a chance,  pop on over tomorrow as I have fun sign for your pleasure!
Lynn

34 comments:

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the design...fab image.xxx

lauren bergold said...

nope. sorry. gonna have to side with jim on this one... this is definitely a verrrrrrrry pretty card indeed; and for the record i think the shading is beautifully done and the amount/position of roses is just PERFECT! ♥♥♥ (on the other hand, i can sooooo totally relate to card not being what i had in my head and "in the moment" of that feeling not being able to like ANYTHING about the card that has emerged... give it a few days... i predict it will grow on ya!) :)

Tammy said...

Just as I thought, you are too critical of your own work! Your card is absolutely stunningly beautiful, in fact, just perfect!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I for one, really enjoy how you stacked the roses, and might have to case that idea. Thanks for always making me smile. Okay, maybe more than a smile. How about an out and out belly roll!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Well I think it came out just fine and love the red roses, they just pop with white. I think your hubby got it right.

Monica said...

Hey Lynn, I agree with Jim (but then I have also called a worm a snail once) this card is OUTSTANDING. I LOVE the red and green combo. There is something very typical and delightful about red roses even though you don't seem impressed with them. Shading or no shading, they look SUPERB. And the little heart makes it look so lovely. Trust me this is a bold and beautiful card.
Love,
M

NanaConnie said...

Self-criticism is always the toughest. This is magnificent, Lynn! I'm so glad you didn't leave the kit in the box. If you really dislike this one, you can always send it to me. :-D Hugs

Jenée said...

HA, my dear, you are definitely too hard on yourself, and I whole heartedly agree with Jim.This is a beautiful card. Now you just put your self doubts into that box the roses came out of and accept the well deserved compliments. LOVELY creation!!!!!!

Becky said...

wow..This is stunning.. Love all the white and then this beautiful red.

Donna Hanley said...

Aww you are way to hard on yourself. I think these came out very nice and I love red roses so it's a winner for me. There is just enough of everything on there and I love the sentiment. See maybe Jim doesn't know his animals but he does not nice flowers when he sees them. Don't be too hard on the boy. LOL

Ellen said...

I think your card is stunning!Love the shading in your roses~~ My cards never turn out anything near what is in my head. Nice to see your DH has redeemed himself!
have a great day!
Ellen

Bonnie said...

I think Jim has redeemed himself! And I think these roses are beautiful! I know what you mean though. I keep trying this and trying that and sometimes I just have to stop myself!

Karen said...

Such pretty flowers Lynn. Red is the colour of passion and those roses say ooh la la. Running our of supplies is very frustrating especially when you have something specific in mind.

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn, this is gorgeous! Beautiful image and fabulous coloring! Your DH is right... very pretty!
Tammy x

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Lynn you sure brighten my days with your stories. This is beautiful and those flowers are fabulous. I think Jim should get a pat on the back!

hugs
Linda xxx

MiamiKel said...

Okay I am smiling at your post today :) I think it came out spectacular! What a bright burst of color!

Alissa said...

lol awww poor Jim, he's trying! At least he was right on with this card! It IS pretty, Lynn. :)

she who must stamp said...

Welcome to my world of card making! But in reality your card is more than beautiful. We are always our worst critic.

Carol L said...

I'm with Jim on this one! Those roses look fabulous in vivid red against the bright white card base! I especially like that smaller panel popped up on the card to give it dimension! It's a gorgeous card!!!!! Seriously!

Laura said...

I have to agree with Jim,I think it's awesome!! Love the Red roses! But I do got to say you had me LOL So much.

E.T. said...

Oh.my.goodness!!! beautiful beautiful and beautiful!!

MaxineD said...

Oh Lynn you have given me a great giggle - how often cards that we are not particularly happy with, others think are marvelous - and vice versa!!
Love the strong red of the roses.
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn McAuley said...

These red roses are stunning, Lynn!! I LOVE them!!!

MaryH said...

Once again, beg to differ on your opinions on this one! Turned out very pretty, despite all your copic woes. (That happens! Check Oozak for refills...good pricing). BTW, Jennifer McGuire has a good video using this same image, if you have time to check it out. This is a really pretty card, and you did a good job on the roses. TFS (nice to know I'm not the only one who will not like my own cards!) Hugs

Anne Temple said...

I think it's gorgeous!! Love the red with the white background and the slightly raised sentiment.

Marilyn said...

hahahahha... you always make me laugh! The same Jim who thought a cow was a pig... that made me burst out laughing. This isn't a pig though and this time Jim is right, this is very pretty. The contrast of those red roses against the white background is very classy and elegant. I don't really know what the pink ones would have turned out like but the red ones are gorgeous!

Jessi Fogan said...

Well, I think we outnumber you :) It's SO frustrating when it doesn't match the picture in your head, though. As to Jim's opinion...in the case of my DH, who once said a handmade flower looked like something the cat coughed up? I take the good compliments, and tease him about the bad ones.

Vicky Hayes said...

He's obviously a romantic Lynn! These roses really do look stunning - all velvety!

gale said...

I think it turned out gorgeous! And anyone who gets it won't know what it used to look like. lol

Margaret said...

While I completely disagreed with him on the pig, I have to say he was right on this one! I think your roses are beautiful and the whole card has such a wonderfully clean design!

Joan Ervin said...

I don't care what you say...this is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!! You have colored the roses beautifully and I love the sentiment!!!! Your hubby is a smart man!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think you should listen to your hubby every now and then,....hehehe he is spot on this time- this is just fabulous!!! I love the card layout too : )

Nancy in Iowa said...

Totally understand the head to hand disconnect...but I think the card looks great. I always get a little discombobulated when my husband comes into 'my bubble'...what the heck? I don't go into his 'man cave'!!! :)

Shannon White said...

LOL!! Oh My you've got me laughing out loud at my computer again and my DH is looking at me liek I'm nuts ...AGAIN.. lol ;-) Yes, Jim thougt your Cow was a pig the other day, but He's got this one right Sweet Lady! lol ( still laughing... ) This is Really Gorgeous and Oh So Elegant too! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon